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Author Michael W.R. Davis journeys through the more-than 100 year history of Chevrolet automobiles, from its earliest days to the present.
The Chevrolet car and truck business traces its roots back to Michigan’s lumber industry in the middle of the 19th century. Lumber mills gave way to carriage and wagon manufacturing and the claim, before motorcars burst on the scene, that Flint was the “”vehicle capital of the world.””
This is the story of how those wagon makers quickly converted to producing automobiles, overtaking automotive pioneer and archrival Ford in sales, and building the Chevrolet brand into the global powerhouse entity it is today. This volume traces the first half (1911-1960) of Chevrolet’s 100-year history in photographic detail and provides an unparalleled spotter guide for long-forgotten (or never-known) Chevrolet cars and trucks. From its beginnings under entrepreneur Billy Durant, through the Knudson years, Unionization, and World War II, Chevrolet weathered many highs and lows, successes and challenges.
Author Michael W.R. Davis is a veteran automotive journalist and historian and served as the executive director of the Detroit Historical Society for five years. He is a member of the Society of Automotive Historians and a trustee of the National Automotive History Collection at the Detroit Public Library.
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Through a collection of vintage photographs, the Images of America series allows readers to explore the history that makes each city, town, or state unique.
More History from the Midwest
There have been few cars that ignited the public’s interest as much as the Ford Mustang. The history of these floods is covered in the photographs contained in this book, including many provided by residents, local flood-fighting crews, and state and federal agencies. This book strives to point out what has been lost, what has been saved, and what can be found if one knows where to look. Situated in the heart of the Great Plains, Wichita has been a city of energy and change. Milwaukee is best known for its beer – and rightfully so. But in the days of Prohibition, the big alcohol suppliers were not Miller, Blatz, Schlitz, and Pabst. Some say the best way to experience the city is via the L, with its second-story view. Chicago’s Lost “L”s is virtually a “secret history” of Chicago, and this is your ticket.
More History from the Midwest
Along the way there were mom-and-pop motels, tourist traps, roadside restaurants, a man selling frozen custard, one living with snakes, and another who claimed to be Jesse James. Their stories are here. On Sunday, March 23, 1913, the burgeoning city of Omaha, Nebraska, fell victim to one of the worst tornado disasters in American history. Explore how the city of Lorain, Ohio, came to be and the vital role it played on its way to becoming known throughout the world. From the Barn Dance Frolic and Phone Forum to Sportsman’s Notebook and The Big Show, WHO has consistently reflected the values of Iowans. As they watched construction of the block-long flatiron building brick by brick throughout 1927, African American residents of Indianapolis could scarcely contain their pride. By the first decade of the 21st century, the riverfront had reemerged as a vibrant residential, cultural, and recreational center.
Publisher : Arcadia Publishing; Illustrated edition (August 6, 2012)
Language : English
Paperback : 128 pages
ISBN-10 : 073859394X
ISBN-13 : 978-0738593944
Item Weight : 10.4 ounces
Dimensions : 6.5 x 0.3 x 9.25 inches